Ann Cooper McCauley

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Category Archives: Motivation for Writers

The Fear of Writing, Diana Flegal-Hartline Literary

My guest today is mentor and agent, Diana Flegal, of Hartline Literary Agency. This is what she has to say about writing and the fear factor.   The Fear of Writing by Diana Flegal At any point in your writing journey have you suffered from a fear of failure? If so you are in good company. […]

Poor Writer Reject

I withdrew the ancient and paling manila envelope from its secret hiding place. Eyelids shut except for a sliver of light on the metal clasp, I pinched it. The contents? My very first rejection letters from publishers. My mission? Whether I wanted to know or not, how long had it really been since I’d started […]

Announcement: Quitting

Am I a writer? Am I a speaker? Is this my purpose? Is this really what You told me to do? Because where are the results? Where are my readers? Where are my listeners? Should I quit? Why can’t I quit? WHY, Lord, can’t I just quit? I’ve worked hard to rear and homeschool six […]

Honeycomb and the Secrets of Connection

Though I may write in my home office, a solitary space, I need connections with real people, especially other believers and other writers. Have you noticed it’s difficult to find time for both? Like you, I’m busy as a bee most days, but the internet and social media have afforded new ways for me to […]

Inspirational Words Are A Honeycomb

  I’m an inspirational writer. My words are meant to kindle—rouse. But what does that mean? Sweet and wholesome words may not always change lives, but power-filled, life-generating words have potential for transformation. This morning I pondered the verse, “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” (Proverbs 16:24 […]